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Unless xantham gum and sodium alginate make your mouth water, today's side deal delivers you from tasteless bars of dubious nutritional value to tasty bars of definite nutrition value with You Bar: $12 gets you $25 worth of custom nutrition bars, shakes, and trail mixes. Visit You Bar's website to place your order, or stop by its store to take control of what you put in your body—keep your pantry, gym bag, or underwater lair stocked. Today's deal is perfect for those with food allergies and picky eaters looking to invigorate their PB&J routines.
The flavors that go into the average nutrition bar range from gritty peanut butter to gelatinous berry to brown. When you build your own bar, shake, or trail mix, you make the choices, guaranteeing taste-bud-pleasing combos. You Bar's easy step-by-step process gives you tips and info about what each ingredient offers and whom it's best suited for, recommends ingredient combos for flavor and texture, and gives you ingredient-by-ingredient updates on nutritional value.
For a bar, start by choosing one or two bases (cashew butter, fat-free organic dates, organic peanut butter, and more), pick your protein of choice (whey, soy, or rice), your favorite nuts and seeds [almonds, hempseeds, pecans, dried fruits (goji berries, cherries, sweetened blueberries, and more)], sweeteners (agave nectar, brown rice syrup, or clover honey), seasonings (carob powder, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and more), grains and cereals, and infusions (vitamins, spirulina, fiber, or stevia). Bars come in three sizes and are packaged in boxes of 13 ($37.57 for small, $38.87 for medium, $41.47 for large), as are trail mixes ($24.57, $25.87, $28.47) and shakes ($37.57, $38.87, $41.47). Shakes and trail mixes have similar options and start at $35.57 and $24.57 per box, respectively.
Once you've designed your custom creation, you'll be asked to name it so each bar, shake, or mix will bear the title you give it on professionally printed labels. Stuff your runner significant other's holiday stocking full of custom bars bearing an inside joke, or mark your nutrition territory to deter coworkers from swiping them and building edible suspension bridges spanning cubicles. If customizing your nutrition is overwhelming, check out You Bar's popular recipe bars ($32.37 per box), shakes ($25.87 per box), and mixes ($19.37 per box).
Note: You can only use one Groupon per order.
Celebrities love You Bar, and so do the Today Show and ABC News 7. You Bars' custom nutrition bars are featured in the New York Times, Time Out Chicago, Runners World, Time Out New York, More, Health, Women's Health, and elsewhere. Reviewers on Bars Are Food, The Dirty Shirt, and MTO Bikes rave about the easy-to-use website and tasty creations:
- Because you dictate what goes in, the service is perfect for vegans or people with food allergies who normally have to inspect labels with a magnifying glass. – Women's Health
- We love that you get to see your bar's nutritional content as you go. – Health
- Overall, we liked the YouBar process from start to finish — and the bars themselves are quite impressive as well. These guys are definitely the kings of the “build your own bar” market! – Bars Are Food
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 5, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Online purchases only. Shipping not included ($7.99 flat rate). Valid starting 11/5/09. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.